Bulk T Shirts: How to Order The Right Sizes for Groups
There are a lot of reasons a company might invest in buying bulk t shirts with the company logo embroidered onto them. These can be great for company logo shirts, promotional giveaways, or can be sold at an event. One question you need to ask when doing this, though, is how do you order the right amount of shirt sizes in bulk? At Fully Promoted Davie, we provide wholesale t shirts Miami and Fort Lauderdale businesses use for their own branded events. We can use what we know to help you make the right choice when choosing sizes.
How to Order SizesIf you’re looking to buy in bulk, then the first thing you’ll want to do is try and skew your numbers per size to match the average sizes among people in your area, but there are a few other factors you’ll want to consider. Let’s take a look at the percentages of sales on t shirt sizes here in the US (these are all approximates):
- Extra Small: 1%
- Small: 7%
- Medium: 28%
- Large: 30%
- Extra Large: 20%
- 2XL: 12%
- 3XL: 2%
What shirt material are you using?
- If you’re buying shirts made from 100% cotton or organic cotton, these materials are prone to shrinking over time. If this is the case, you might want to skew your order toward larger sizes a bit more. This won’t be as big of an issue for a cotton/polyester blend.
What’s the venue where you’re selling?
- Think about where you’re selling your shirts. Are you selling at vegan food festival where more people will likely be more healthy and thin, or are you going to a beer and wine festival where a few more beer bellies will make an appearance? Consider adjusting your size ratios accordingly. You might also want to take into account if you’re in an area with high tourism. You might want to carry a few more smalls and extra smalls if you’re anticipating more international buyers, as other countries tend to lean slightly more on smalls, especially most Asian countries like Japan.